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Blackpool nurse helps reduce A&E visits from a group of ‘frequent callers’ by 90 per cent

A senior Blackpool paramedic’s innovative idea has reduced A&E visits from “frequent callers” by up to 90 per cent is now being rolled out across the country.

Health
Fire crews tackle flat blaze

Fire crews tackle flat blaze

Fire crews raced to a blazing flat in Blackpool after reports that people could be trapped.

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The beehive destroyed by vandals at Wyre Estuary Country Park

Vandals destroy beehive leaving 3,000 bees to die

A ranger at a Wyre beauty spot has hit out after vandals destroyed a beehive killing thousands of bees.

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Parking close to Layton Primary School

Plea to parents over parking near Layton school

The headteacher at Layton Primary School has appealed to parents to park legally and more considerately.

Education
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Brothers attacked man in fracas at bar

Two brothers who left a reveller with a fractured cheekbone have had their 12 months jail sentences suspended.

Crime
Wanted: Chris Bryson

Police hunt runaway prisoner

Police have appealed for help to trace an inmate who has absconded from Kirkham Open Prison.

Crime
Artist's impressions showcase Icon swooping round the Steeplechase ride

New £16.25m Icon for Pleasure Beach is "the greatest"

Today’s the day a new Icon will launch its way into Blackpool’s history, as the first guests experience the Pleasure Beach’s new £16.25million ride.

Outdoors
Safety warning after grill pan fire

Safety warning after grill pan fire

A safety warning has been issued after firefighters were called to a kitchen blaze in Poulton-le-Fylde.

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Pauline Citterio and partner Martin Viney

‘They were my heroes, I owe them my life’

A pensioner has hailed bravery awards given to fire officers who pulled her shattered body from the rubble of an explosion which destroyed her home and left her in a coma.

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Fire crews tackle porch blaze

Fire crews tackle porch blaze

Firefighters put out a blaze in a porch outside flats in Clifton Drive, Lytham this afternoon.

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Wood carving was among the craft displays on show

Sting in the tale of Fest success

A day of nature-related activities at Lytham’s Park View 4U playing fields attracted an estimated 3,000 visitors – and had a particularly impressive sting in the tail.

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Crown Court

Man grew more than 250 cannabis plants to make his own oil, court hears

A man who cultivated a cannabis farm in a leafy coastal road more than a year ago says he was trying to make cannabis oil to cure his pain.

Crime
Blackpool Carnival 2017

Blackpool Carnival committee vow event will go on

Blackpool’s Carnival will go ahead despite plans being thrown into chaos after a bitter row.

Whats on
The Preston New Road fracking site entrance in June last year a week after the incident occurred

Victim speaks out after security guard fined for attack at fracking site

An environment campaigner has spoken of her delight that a security guard who attacked her at a fracking site has been convicted.

Business
Guests who paid for a VIP ticket will be able to ride the new Icon ride from today

£16m new ride is the ‘greatest’

Today’s the day a new Icon will launch its way into Blackpool’s history, as the first guests experience the Pleasure Beach’s new £16.25million ride.

News

Bikers line route for Russell's funeral

Hundreds of bikers lined the streets for the funeral of Blood Bikes volunteer Russell Curwen, who died while on duty.
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Pensioner Peter Pickering, dubbed the Beast of Wombwell. Photo credit: West Yorkshire Police/PA Wire

Judge hails courage of Beast of Wombwell’s rape victim

A judge has praised the courage of a woman who was violently raped by Peter Pickering weeks before he went on to kill a 14-year-old girl.

Crime
Kevin and Karen Clifton

Strictly stars set to shimmy into town

The new tour from two of Strictly Come Dancing’s most popular dancers heads to Blackpool this summer.
Arts
Judah Adunbi, a police race relations adviser who was Tasered in the face by one of the force's own officers, as a court has heard he had frequently been mistaken for a suspect. Photo credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Race relations adviser Tasered by police after mistaken identity, court told

A police race relations adviser who was Tasered in the face by one of the force's own officers had frequently been mistaken for a suspect, a court has heard.

Crime
Cuadrilla site at Preston New Road

Security guard attacked fracking campaigner at Cuadrilla site with camp bed

A security guard has been convicted of assaulting a protester who had camped out at a site owned by the firm at the centre of Lancashire's fracking operations.
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